The MSc in Social Development Practice from University College London (UCL) explores processes of social change, mobilisation and development that can generate greater equity and wellbeing for people in developing contexts. It explores different approaches through which diverse and marginalised groups gain access to rights, resources and recognition.
The course has two main objectives:
- to give students a solid grounding in social analysis skills and perspectives, rooted in social theory around identity, inequality and social change processes
- to provide an understanding of the role of the social development practitioner, and of how development interventions can best support the citizenship claims of people in the Global South
Learning is cemented by practice engagement in contexts reflective of real-life practice, characterised by diversity, inequality and conditions of uncertainty.
- Social Policy and Citizenship
- Social Diversity, Inequality and Poverty
- Social Development in Practice
- Communication, Technologies and Social Power
- Gender in Policy and Planning
- Participatory Processes: Building for Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesSociology International Development Sustainable Development View 551 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- The normal minimum qualifications are a good second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; and a demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme.
- Candidates who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they are able to demonstrate relevant work experience and an ability to engage academically with the subject matter of the degree. Applicants who do not hold a recognised undergraduate degree may, in exceptional cases, be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate considerable senior-level professional experience in planning or a related field.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £8,250
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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